Economy April 26, 2018 | 11:57 am

There are 30K Venezuelans somewhere in the Dominican Republic

They are here somewhere...

Santo Domingo.- Venezuela ambassador Ali de Jesus Uzcategui, on Wed. said there are more Venezuelans illegally in the Dominican Republic, than what last year’s National Immigrants Survey (ENI-2017) determined.

He affirmed that there are around 30,000 Venezuelans and that there’s no information on their whereabouts.

The ENI-2017 found that the number of Venezuelan immigrants jumped from 3,434 in 2012 to 25, 872, a  growth of 653%.

The number of immigrants to the country increased since 2012, mostly Haitians and Venezuelans, spurred by economic hardship, since nearly 80% are between 15 and 45 years of age.

Around a month ago the Venezuelans in the country formally requested the Dominican Government’s help to legalize their status.

Nonetheless Caracas’ envoy denies a stampede with massive immigration, sparked by his country’s social and economic crisis.

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